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Summer Activities: A Day at the Beach

by Jennifer McLaughlin on Apr 7th, 2015

There are so many reasons the beach is a great destination for your family. No matter how old or young your children are, get your beach day on and enjoy the sand, sun, surf and awesome summer activities! 

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Of course, there are some precautions to take, but most importantly, the beach is a beautiful getaway where you can explore, learn, relax and benefit from all the many wonders of the ocean.

So if you are looking for a ideas for a great day at the beach, try these kids activities and enjoy a fun day in the sun!

Beach Day Must-Haves and Kids Activities:

1. Sun Protection - A must for children and adults alike, choose a sunscreen that is safe and gentle for your skin type, offers an amount of SPF of at least 30 and is labeled as a Broad-spectrum formula that covers both UVA and UVB rays. Studies show that children need some direct sunlight, 10-15 minutes a day depending on skin tone, for Vitamin D absorption. So while you're at the beach, kids can benefit from the safe time in the sunlight they get right before you apply your sunscreen and hit the water!

Our top pick is Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+. The debate is still out for babies under 6 months and the use of sunscreen. One Part Sunshine has some great info and tips for Babies and Sunscreen. Regardless of your child's age, always provide some type of shade and protective clothing too. 

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